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  • 1 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson on September 30 announced the name of another Type 26 frigate and revealed that the Royal Navy assault ships HMS Bulwark and HMS Albion would not be scrapped. Speaking in Birmingham, Williamson said that the fourth of the UK’s eventual eight Type 26 frigates will be called HMS Birmingham, becoming the fourth […]

  • 7 September 2018

    Last month, Royal Navy amphibious assault ship HMS Albion sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China in a freedom of navigation operation. The ship passed close to the Paracel Islands, which are controlled by China but claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan, on August 31. This was in line with international law and norms as […]

  • 16 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The UK Royal Navy and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force are scheduled to conduct their first joint amphibious exercise in Japanese waters next week. Taking place on August 23 and 24, the exercise will be spearheaded by Royal Navy amphibious assault ship HMS Albion and the JMSDF tank landing ship JS Shimokita. JMSDF landing craft air cushioned […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland returned to her homeport at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Devonport on August 10, concluding a seven-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific. Sutherland and her crew got underway on January 9, becoming the first Royal Navy vessel to operate in Asia Pacific in recent years. On her final stop en […]

  • 19 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll became the third Royal Navy ship to deploy to Asia as she got underway from her Devonport Naval base on June 18. The frigate will be spending the next nine-months in Asia, sailing as far as Japan as part of a national push to strengthen military and diplomatic ties in […]

  • 11 April 2018

    The UK defense ministry confirmed on Wednesday it is sending amphibious transport dock HMS Albion to North East Asia to support UN sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Albion set sail from the Devonport Naval Base in February this year and was initially scheduled to spend five months in the Mediterranean Sea as […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The French Navy is considering allowing UK’s Royal Marines greater access to its amphibious ships should the Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark and HMS Albion amphibious assault ships be axed as part of defense cuts. This was revealed by senior French officials, according to a report in Financial Times, who said that the French Navy was ready […]

  • 22 March 2017

    Royal Navy’s amphibious warship HMS Albion left the dockyard at HMNB Devonport and moved to a tidal berth where she will now undergo final preparations before heading out to sea. Repositioning HMS Albion onto her new tidal berth marks a significant milestone in her regeneration schedule. Since 2011, the ship has been alongside in Devonport […]

  • 15 March 2017

    Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Albion welcomed her new captain on March 14 at HM Naval Base Devonport. Captain Tim Neild assumed command as the warship is preparing to move from a docks basin to the river in Plymouth. HMS Albion recently welcomed aboard her first sailors and marines in almost six years as […]

  • 9 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    UK to Upgrade Its Type 23 Frigates The UK MOD has awarded contracts worth £80 million to upgrade the backbone of the Royal Navy surface flotilla, the Type 23 Frigates. Australia to Invest Big in Its Surface Fleet The Australian Government announced a long-term investment of over $89 billion in ships and submarines for the […]

  • 7 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Queen Elizabeth Progress on Track UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon visited Scotland to see the progress being made in building the UK’s Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers. UK Navy’s New Strike Fighter Flies Fully Bombed-Up This is UK Navy’s next-generation strike fighter fully bombed-up in flight for the first time. HMS Albion Slowly […]

  • 1 October 2013

    A Royal Naval sailor has been presented with an award for an exemplary career including as an engineer helping train Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Royal Navy and other navies. Warrant Officer1 Steve Partridge, 45, was presented with a Meritorious Service Medal y Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral David Steel on board HMS Victory (Nelson’s former flagship) […]

  • 29 July 2013
    Training & Education

    An impressive fleet of 18 amphibious craft and specialist assault troops have made history by sailing into the Royal Navy’s new amphibious centre of excellence in Plymouth. 10 Training Squadron Royal Marines sailed from its former base at Royal Marines Poole for the last time to the new £30-million-pound base at Royal Marines Tamar in […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Marines small craft training squadron will be arriving at a new multi-million pound amphibious centre in the South West next week. The unit of specialist amphibious assault troops (10 Landing Craft) Training Squadron Royal Marines and craft is moving permanently from its base at Royal Marines Poole to Royal Marines Tamar in HM […]

  • 15 February 2013

    On February 14, Vice Admiral Peter Hudson CBE (UK Navy), took over command of the NATO Maritime Headquarters during a brief ceremony in Northwood, London. He takes over at a time of major change within NATO which sees Northwood as the Alliance’s sole maritime command with command of the range of NATO maritime assets (aircraft, […]

  • 7 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy marked,  on Wednesday, anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne by flying pennants the length of one of its most versatile warships in Plymouth. The amphibious command and control ship HMS Bulwark which can carry tanks and troops to land ashore, flew the flags from bow to stern for the day […]

  • 25 January 2013

    Following a 43-year career with the Royal Navy, Sir Mark Stanhope is to stand down as First Sea Lord in April and will hand over the baton to Admiral Sir George Zambellas. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond yesterday, 24 January, made the announcement that Adm Zambellas will succeed Sir Mark as the Chief of the Naval […]

  • 13 July 2012
    Research & Development

    Survey ship HMS Echo has discovered an underwater mountain the size of the Rock of Gibraltar as she sailed through poorly-mapped waters in the Red Sea. The ship came across the huge feature while searching for volcanoes on the seabed – and also located a WW2 wreck off the Libyan coast as her 19-month deployment […]

  • 9 January 2012
    Industry news

    BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has had its status as Recognised Organisation (RO) renewed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) with an increased scope. The RO status permits BMT to undertake assurance activities on behalf of the MOD Naval Authorities. […]

  • 19 October 2011
    Industry news

    Britain today has a new flagship with assault ship HMS Bulwark assuming the proud mantle from her sister. Just two days after HMS Albion made her final entry to Plymouth for three years – and three days after she herself completed her last major training exercise, Bulwark is ready to assume the key role. For […]

  • 16 September 2011
    Industry news, Training & Education

      HMS Bulwark is ready to assume the mantle of the nation’s flagship after completing six months of gruelling training. The last phase of that training, following a £30m refit, was played out on the shores of Hampshire with an invasion of Browndown Camp near Gosport. Seen through a night-vision camera lens, a large landing […]

  • 7 August 2011

      Three Royal Navy ships return home this weekend bringing to a close an eventful and complex operational deployment to the Mediterranean and Middle East. The Task Force Flagship, HMS Albion, and her escorting Frigate, HMS Sutherland, both arrive back in their homeport of Plymouth on Mon 8 Aug. RFA Cardigan Bay and her embarked […]

  • 27 July 2011

    The Type 23 has been called away from the Response Force Task Group to become the primary surface combatant in support of the NATO Operation Unified Protector. Sutherland has already carried out her first boarding operation, under the auspices of UN Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973, and sent her highly-capable team of Royal Marines […]

  • 15 June 2011

      Two boats used by Colonel Gaddafi’s special forces were blown out of the water and an anti-aircraft battery destroyed by Apache gunships operating from HMS Ocean. In the latest action involving the Army Air Corps helicopters aboard Britain’s biggest warship, the Apaches were scrambled to intercept high-speed boats closing in on the besieged port […]

  • 6 June 2011

      Apache Attack Helicopters, flying from HMS Ocean, conducted their first operational sorties over Libya last night as part of NATO’s Operation Unified Protector to protect civilians under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. The mission was carefully coordinated with other allied air missions by NATO’s air operations centre, based at Poggio in Italy, and […]

  • 11 May 2011
    Training & Education

      Numerous vessels are taking part in Cougar 11, this summer’s deployment of the Royal Navy’s new Response Force Task Group (RFTG). Consisting of ships, aircraft and personnel held at very high readiness, the RFTG is at the heart of the UK’s ability to react at short notice to unforeseen global events. Ships currently deployed […]